I have spent the past two weeks working on Christmas projects. I have to say that I really have enjoyed working on them. I have more planned on my Cricut for decorations and gifts. I have been sewing fun things. It has energized me and motivated me in a way I haven’t been in several months! When the creative energy arrives, I say go with it!
I also decided that I am taking the week of Thanksgiving off from work. If I were to cancel it, then it would have been the third vacation I would have canceled since the pandemic started. I am taking my days off and enjoying myself. My husband it going deer hunting for the first time in a decade. I think that some well deserved time off to craft and just relax is in order. I am sad about not having a big family gathering this year, I even was going to be able to make it for once but maybe next year.
I am planning some quilt stuff for after the first of the year to get me jump started on quilting and that has me excited. I am working my way through my longarm stack and that has me excited. I am also so excited as I wade through my craft stuff to find things I forgot I had and use them up! I really need to get that room more organized and do a purge on the things I am not going to use, potentially part of my vacation will be spent doing this.
This week I have spent a lot of time being so thankful for the little things. Things like having more than enough food so I can just make what I want. More than enough supplies so I can craft what I want. More than enough that I can share with others.
I have been thankful for the sunlight in November. The heat in the house for warmth and all the quilts I have to snuggle into for additional comfort. I have been happy my houseplants are growing and seem to like the SAD lamp. I have enjoyed my good nights of sleep and feeling refreshed the next day. I have been thankful for friends who keep in touch and family who love me.
It has been a good week that happened to also be quite productive. I am thankful, how very timely for November. Here’s to our time of gratitude and thankfulness, our health and to see the beauty in everyday !